Category Archives: Green

5 Useful & Practical Organic Living Facebook Pages to Follow

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Not all Facebook pages are created equal. Some pages post very little real meaty information while others provide a wide range of helpful and useful information people can run with to make purchasing decisions, discover new recipe ideas, or even make conscious changes for the good of their health, their families, and the planet. We feel these five Facebook pages embody the spirit of the latter and that anyone interested in practical advice for organic living should follow.

4 Green Living Blogs We Like

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The decision to go green is an important one. But it’s not an all or nothing proposition. You can take small steps and follow important guides as you prepare for and embark on this journey for your own good as well as the good of your family, community, and the planet. These four blogs (in no particular order) embody characteristics we love to see in green blogs and hope you’ll appreciate them as much as we do.

5 Natural Living/Green Bloggers with Awesome Pinterest Pinboards

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Pinterest is an amazing tool for getting great ideas about, well, anything. One particular issue Pinterest is shedding light on in a really big way is the environment and green living. Through some truly impressive Pinterest boards, the below bloggers are doing their part to spread the word about how individuals and groups can begin making small changes that will have a huge impact on the planet.

5 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Chances are good that you want to do your part to help save the planet. If everyone begins taking small steps today to reduce their own carbon footprints, the amount of good it will do for the planet is amazing. These are a few simple ways you can reduce your carbon footprint for the good of Mother Earth.

April 25th is National Arbor Day

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Arbor Day is a day in which individuals, businesses, community groups, church groups, schools, and other organizations are encouraged to plant and care for trees. The practice began on April 10, 1872 in Nebraska City, Nebraska, and is an endearing part of our national culture. Arbor Day is also observed in similar fashion in cultures throughout the world. In the United States, Arbor Day is celebrated on the last Friday of April.

Not only can you buy and plant trees yourself, but you can also gift trees to other people, groups, and organizations so they can plant them as well.

FTC Overhauls Its Green Guides

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The Federal Trade Commission exists to protect consumers from unfair or deceptive practices in marketing, without hampering legitimate marketing efforts. One area of marketing that’s needed additional oversight in recent years is marketing related to “green living” or environmentally friendly products.

What are Green Degree Programs and Majors?

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in March of 2013 that the year of 2011 saw 3.4 million jobs in the Green Goods and Services (GGS) industry. These jobs accounted for 2.6 percent of all employment within the U.S. These numbers are up from 3.1 million green goods and services jobs representing 2.4 percent of total employment in 2010. The largest leaps within the industry occurred in private sector employment, which jumped from 7 percentage points to 8.9.